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Could Karl Rove Ditch the Tea Party; Or: Is Tea Party Dead?
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http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/k...ml?hpid=z3

Quote:As Rove sees it, the campaign proved that American Crossroads and its more secretive issue-advocacy arm, Crossroads GPS — which allows donors to remain anonymous — are here to stay.

Rove is pondering new missions for Crossroads to address weaknesses laid bare by the GOP’s back-to-back failures to win the White House and the fact that the party fell short when expected to win back the Senate.

Where until now it battled only in general elections and against Democrats, Crossroads is considering whether to start picking sides in Republican primaries. The idea would be to boost the candidate it deems most electable and avoid nominating the kind of flawed and extreme ones who cost the party what should otherwise have been easy Senate wins in Florida, Missouri and Indiana.

Could this spell the end of the Tea Party if the money starts to dry up for them?
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I support the tea party 100%. My support for it has not wavered at all.
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Valorius;40275 Wrote:I support the tea party 100%. It has not wavered at all.

Money talks.

And when money flocks--if it doesn't flock the way Erick Erickson wants it to go... I think in the minds of most people that would instantly demote Tea Party to just "Tea Interest Group". IOW, not relevant anymore to GOP establishment.

There's no real way to see this friction if it's going on other than to just keep reading RedState and note when articles come up where GOP activity is being heavily criticized.



Note, during the GOP primaries when RedState was shilling Rick Perry (mostly by Erick) pretty hard, there wasn't a lot of enthusiasm for Romney within the core of the Tea Party. Who knows perhaps RedState (the paper of record for the Tea Party) starts strategizing out the ideologues that the MSM so loved to trash.


Maybe a "Tea Party" candidate will be recast into a new mold. Abortion is taken off the table (hint: avoid talking about vaginas and Planned Parenthood). Gay mariage, off the table. Tax reform, on the table. Deficit spending cuts, on the table. Medicaid cuts, on the table. Unfair trade practices, on the table. China, on the table (GOP was soft on China AGAIN this election, Democrats exploited it).

Stop talking about free trade---that's a big no-no with everyone including working-class whites. Privatizing Fannie and Freddie and cutting of gov't support may even be an option on the table. Make sure the candidate doesn't come from a banking background. Make sure s/he doesn't talk about reinstituting DADT or talk about DOMA or better yet---drop the entire evangelical agenda. If evangelicals can't deliver the party votes--the party owes them NOTHING. Stay FAR away from immigration. And make sure it's not a flim-flam who has a bunch of YouTube clips ready to queue up showing contradictory statements going back decades.
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The tea party has never been part of the GOP establishment, in case you have been paying absolutely zero attention whatsoever.
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Valorius;40279 Wrote:The tea party has never been part of the GOP establishment, in case you have been paying absolutely zero attention whatsoever.

No they've been in bed together ever since they were co-opted which happened MIGHTY FAST. I was there along with you when it came into being the week after the ranting on the floor of the Chicago Mercantile Exchange by Rick Santelli.

I supported the Tea Party in its infancy until the GOP bandwagon rode in and started using the populist movement as a life-preserver. Now it's just one and the same.


Michelle Bachmann barely won by the way. By the skin of her acrylic press-on nails.

True blood tea folk still remember this speech very well...

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Quote:Could Karl Rove Ditch the Tea Party

Rove is affiliated with the tea party? Ya, right.
He's just a creepy neocon operative. There's the tea party, and then there's the Tea Party.
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Bullshit. Rove is a neocon, just barely above RINO. Also, the Tea Party didn't exist until 2009 or so, well after the 2004 election cycle that got us OhBlowMe.

We were able to dislodge the Democatic stranglehold in 2010. We lost 2012 but I think it's because many of us didn't care for some we helped in 2010, or for Romney, and also it turns out, the massive fraud campaign that got O reelected.

ArcticSplash;40264 Wrote:http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/k...ml?hpid=z3

Quote:As Rove sees it, the campaign proved that American Crossroads and its more secretive issue-advocacy arm, Crossroads GPS — which allows donors to remain anonymous — are here to stay.

Rove is pondering new missions for Crossroads to address weaknesses laid bare by the GOP’s back-to-back failures to win the White House and the fact that the party fell short when expected to win back the Senate.

Where until now it battled only in general elections and against Democrats, Crossroads is considering whether to start picking sides in Republican primaries. The idea would be to boost the candidate it deems most electable and avoid nominating the kind of flawed and extreme ones who cost the party what should otherwise have been easy Senate wins in Florida, Missouri and Indiana.

Could this spell the end of the Tea Party if the money starts to dry up for them?
Umm, no. The Tea Party chapters are all independent, we don't have one central "office". LSM still doesn't get that.
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Wait! I thought the democrats declared the Tea Party movement dead?!? Wink

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GreenBlood10;40345 Wrote:Wait! I thought the democrats declared the Tea Party movement dead?!? Wink

GB

Declaring something doesn't make it so. Look at the stuff Obama comes up with. He crows about unity, but his record speaks otherwise.
I don't suffer from insanity.
I enjoy every minute of it.
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halftrack;40347 Wrote:
GreenBlood10;40345 Wrote:Wait! I thought the democrats declared the Tea Party movement dead?!? Wink

GB

Declaring something doesn't make it so. Look at the stuff Obama comes up with. He crows about unity, but his record speaks otherwise.

It was a joke....
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